J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital

J.C. Blair Hospital is a 62-bed, non-profit community hospital located on “Hospital Hill” overlooking the community of Huntingdon.

J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital 1225 Warm Springs Avenue Huntingdon, PA 16652 Hospital: (814) 643-2290 Foundation: (814) 643-8889 www.jcblair.org J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital is a progressive and diverse medical center with a friendly, well-trained, professional staff. Founded by Kate Fisher Blair in 1911, in memory of her late husband John Chalmers Blair, the hospital is located on “Hospital Hill” overlooking the community of Huntingdon, Pennsylvania. Currently licensed for 100 beds, this non-profit community hospital has continually upgraded facilities, technology and procedures with a constant commitment to improving the quality of patient care. With an active medical staff of nearly 40 physicians, over 400 employees and nearly 50 active volunteers, J.C. Blair stands ready to provide care 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. In our most recent fiscal year, J.C. Blair: Admitted 2,995 patients Delivered 389 babies Performed 374,380 lab tests Conducted 48,078 radiology procedures Treated 15,926 emergency patients Performed 4,324 surgical and endoscopic procedures

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Mission: OUR MISSION J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital exists to provide quality health care to the people of Huntingdon County and nearby communities. OUR VISION J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital will be the quality primary care hospital of first choice by service area residents. To attain this goal, we strive for excellence in our human resources, in our physical resources, and in our connections to the broader medical community.

Penn Highlands Healthcare

Attention Huntingdon County residents! We’re thrilled to announce that we’re offering lab services in Orbisonia once again! QuickLAB Orbisonia, a service of Penn Highlands Huntingdon, is now open at Sandy Ridge Station for routine blood testing and specimen drop-off. No appointment is necessary and we accept any laboratory orders from any provider. Our friendly team at QuickLAB Orbisonia, including phlebotomist Cathy Barnett, is here to serve you!

A new series of Freedom from Smoking classes are scheduled to begin Thursday, July 11, at 5:00 PM on the campus of Penn Highlands Huntingdon. These free classes are facilitated by Certified Tobacco Treatment Specialists Rich Lawler, LPN and Jessica Dimoff, LCSW. For more information or to register for this class, please call (814) 643-8880.

Please note the following open hours for Convenient Care Center located at 7651 Raystown Shopping Center, Huntingdon:

July 4 from 8:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.
July 5 from 8:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M.

For more information on services offered at Convenient Care Center, go to http://www.jcblair.org/convenient-care-center

Many area residents enjoy the Huntingdon fireworks display from the large parking lot at Penn Highlands Huntingdon, previously J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital, each year. Concerned for patient access and safety, as well as the safety of those viewing the fireworks, hospital administration and security and safety staff will be restricting the number of vehicles and the time vehicles will be permitted to access the hospital property for fireworks viewing. For additional guidelines and restrictions, visit http://www.jcblair.org/hospital-prepares-safe-fireworks-viewing.

[06/28/19]   Update: Power has been restored and we are now open.

Due to a power outage, the Convenient Care Center closed early today. As long as power is restored, we will open again at 8 a.m tomorrow and be open til 4 pm.

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It’s not too late to join this FREE Prevent T2 diabetes prevention program at the new Penn Highlands Huntingdon, previously J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital. Call or email today!

It’s not too late to join this FREE Prevent T2 diabetes prevention program at the new Penn Highlands Huntingdon, previously J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital. Call or email today!

We’re now accepting new family medicine patients of all ages on the campus of Penn Highlands Huntingdon.

Penn Highlands Huntingdon surgical team of anesthesiologists, physicians, nurses, and surgical technicians are celebrating National Time Out Day, on Wednesday, June 12, 2019 along with hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers around the country. For a surgical patient and their family members and friends, a wrong-patient, wrong-site, or wrong-procedure surgery can be life-altering. Each individual in the surgical, endoscopy, and heart catheterization team serves as an advocate for the patient, taking a meaningful time out before each surgery and invasive procedure – for every patient, every time.

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It was an exciting day for us yesterday with the welcoming of J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital, now known as Penn Highlands Huntingdon, to our health system! Check out these great photos from our employee reception! 🎈

We're so excited to announce that we are now part of the Penn Highlands Healthcare family!

We are thrilled to announce that the Huntingdon-based J.C. Blair Health System has officially joined Penn Highlands Healthcare! Follow the link to read our full announcement! 🎉 http://bit.ly/2WdCocl

Learn how to live well with diabetes by enrolling now in our FREE Diabetes Self-Management Classes for July. Call (814) 643-8537 today to enroll.

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J.C. Blair’s Wound Center Promotes Wound Care Awareness Week | JC Blair Memorial Hospital

jcblair.org Huntingdon, PA (5/30/19) –The Wound Care Center® at J.C. Blair Hospital in Huntingdon, a member of the Healogics network, is helping to raise awareness of chronic wounds during the sixth annual Wound Care Awareness Week, June 3 to June 7. The Wound Healing Center at J.C. Blair Hospital offers adv...

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AHA Rural Report Series

Click on link below to hear American Hospital Association podcast on tools available to help rural communities improve access to mental health services, featuring Shelly Rivello and J.C. Blair’s integrated physical health behavioral health program, The HOPE Project!
Congratulations, Shelly! Nicely done!

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J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital Foundation

Be on the lookout...Registration forms for this year's golf tournament are in the mail! All proceeds will be used to enhance our Cath Lab Services. I hope you will make plans to join us.

Huntingdon Holiday Bowl, the J.C. Blair CARES team and Huntingdon County Head Start, partnered to offer a Bowling, Breakfast and Biometric Screening event on Saturday, May 18th. The families had a great time combining a fun event with initiatives to understand and promote good health. Thanks to all who made this event a great success.

National Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Week is May 19-25, and J.C. Blair would like to thank our local EMS personnel and recognize the important role they play in our communities. Deb Fleagle, Pre-hospital Coordinator at J.C. Blair and a paramedic in our community, shared, "We appreciate everything you do, especially the time you sacrifice away from your families to care for others in their time of emergent need."

J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital sends a very special thank you to Deb Fleagle and all the EMS folks in our area.

J.C. Blair has medical care when and where you need us. Urgent Care is located at the Convenient Care Center in Giant Plaza, Huntingdon, and emergency care is always available at J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital, 1225 Warm Springs Avenue, Huntingdon.

Go to http://www.jcblair.org/convenient-care-center for more information.

Thank you Marissa Fouse and members of the J.C. Blair Cheer Committee for coordinating all the great events to recognize our nurses and employees during last week’s Nurses and Hospital Week Celebration. Marissa shared the following message:

"As Nurse/Hospital Week comes to an end, we would like to thank everyone for their participation. We hope you had some fun this week and enjoyed the treats, massages, manicures, cornhole, picnic, and games.

Congratulations to Joe Myers and Shawn Bookhammer on their cornhole championship!! Both have donated their winnings back to the Cheer Committee and will go towards the Employee Picnic. THANK YOU!

The Blessing of the Hands was very well received. We hope to continue this in the years ahead.

A big thank you to the DIETARY DEPARTMENT!! You all are AWESOME and did a fantastic job!!

Also, thank you to those that made this week happen….Michelle Price, Liz Karuter, Lainie Drenning, Jill Hollen-Archey, and Shawn Bookhammer.

Even though we celebrated this week, we appreciate each and every one of you every day!!

Thank you all for a wonderful week!"

Enjoy this final album of pictures from our photo booth.

J.C. Blair recognized nominees and recipients of the Nursing Excellence Awards last week. Tammy Fye, LPN, was awarded for inpatient service and Pegge Lynn was awarded for outpatient services. Nominees included Lisa Burkholder, Erika Brown, Holly Roebuck, Kristen Hoover, Emily Brenneman, Lindsey Reed, Diana Cooper, Holly Kephart, Sara McBride, Michelle Harker, Phallen Magill, Deb Whitsel, Ruth Park, Dianna Shriner, Brenda Pollock, Jodi Atherton, Kristen Grove and Raylene Radar. J.C. Blair recognizes and appreciates our entire team of nurses for their hard work and dedication while always focusing on caring for our patients in the most compassionate way.

The J.C. Blair Corn Hole Tournament is always a fun and friendly competition for participants during Nurses Week and Hospital Week. Joe Myers and Shawn Bookhammer emerged as tourney champs with Jill Hollen-Archey and Kara Clevenger as runners up. Thank you to all who participated.

Lots of laughs and fun times were shared during our Nurses and Hospital Week Photo Booth yesterday. Thanks to all who participated and keep an eye out for our next album coming soon.

Congratulations to our May Employee of the Month, Nichole Banks! Nichole is a PCA, patient care assistant, on J.C. Blair's Med Surg Floor. Our patients raved that Nichole is always upbeat, full of energy and willing to go out of her way to help. Coworkers shared that she is motivated, caring, and willing to help patients no matter how busy it gets. Thank you Nichole for all your hard work and dedication to our patients and our hospital.

Pictured on left is Nichole received her award from Lainie Drenning, RN, and representative for the J.C. Blair Cheer Committee.

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Wellness check provides service to community

Thank you, Daily News, for covering this annual event that our community values so very much. We screened 164 people. Results were mailed yesterday. We hope those screened will share results with their doctor and develop a plan to manage any identified health concerns. The hospital has many programs to address diabetes, weight loss, tobacco cessation, heart and lung disease, breast and colorectal cancer, wound care, and more. Call the Community Relations office for more information at (814) 643-8548.\

huntingdondailynews.com J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital held its eighth annual wellness check Saturday in conjunction with the Huntingdon Kiwanis Club, an event that allows anyone who comes to receive $300 worth of

The annual J.C. Blair and Kiwanis Club Wellness Check was another huge success for our community. Thank you to the Kiwanis Club and all the J.C. Blair staff member who volunteered their time.

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Today is National Nurses Day and kick-off to National Nurses Week! J.C. Blair would like to recognize our nurses who make a difference in patients’ lives every day through their compassion, dedication, kindness, and healing touch. Remember to thank a nurse today and every day. Keep an eye on our page all week to see what we plan to do to recognize them.

Kudos to Sharon DeCamp and the JC Blair Auxiliary for creating such a great day for hundreds of area 2nd and 3rd graders at the annual Children's Health Fair at the Huntingdon Career & Technology Center.

The June 14th class is now full with only five available openings for the June 13th class. Call Marissa at (814) 643-8839 to enroll today.

J.C. Blair is proud to offer the Safesitter Class again this summer. We ask that students are 11 years old by the first day of class on June 13th. Feel free to contact Marissa at (814) 643-8839 or by email at [email protected] to enroll.

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Spending time outside now that the weather is getting nicer? Check yourself for ticks! Ticks can live just about anywhere (even in your backyard)! Do a tick check EACH TIME you come inside from time outdoors.

J.C. Blair was a proud sponsor of the annual Huntingdon County Senior Expo sponsored by State Representative Rich Irvin on Wednesday at the Smithfield Fire Hall. It's always a pleasure to bring our staff to this great event to get to know the community we serve. #jcbproud

Members of the J.C. Blair Gastroenterology team recently celebrated GI Nurses Week. Thank you for your dedication to the safe and effective practice of endoscopy and colonoscopy and for being there for our patients every step of the way. Pictured left to right are Michele Harker, RN, Dr. Michael Gaugler, Emily Brenneman, RN and Wendy McNerlin, RN. Missing from photo is Lennie Waite, RN.

Medical Laboratory Professionals Week is April 21-27, 2019. J.C. Blair recognizes and appreciates our outstanding team during this annual celebration for medical laboratory professionals and pathologists and the vital role they play in health care for our patients. You will find these professionals at JC Blair Hospital, and QuickLABS located on the Hospital campus, Convenient Care Center and Mount Union Area Medical Center. Pictured are just some of our talented and hard working team. #jcbproud

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J.C. Blair is proud to offer the Safesitter Class again this summer. We ask that students are 11 years old by the first day of class on June 13th. Feel free to contact Marissa at (814) 643-8839 or by email at [email protected] to enroll.

J.C. Blair is proud to offer the Safesitter Class again this summer. We ask that students are 11 years old by the first day of class on June 13th. Feel free to contact Marissa at (814) 643-8839 or by email at [email protected] to enroll.

JC Blair is at the Senior Expo in the Smithfield til 2 pm. Come visit and learn more about your health and services available through your hometown hospital.

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Just an FYI for those who may be interested: HARRISBURG – Rep. Rich Irvin (R-Huntingdon/Centre/Mifflin) is hosting his annual Senior Expo on Wednesday, April 24, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Smithfield Fire Hall, 10 Firehouse Lane in Huntingdon.

“I look forward to this event each year,” said Irvin. “It gives me a chance to talk with area seniors and to hear directly from them about the state issues that are uppermost in their minds. There are always a lot of fun and helpful activities and folks enjoy the opportunity to meet up with friends and neighbors.”

During the expo, materials and information on health, financial matters, state programs, volunteer opportunities, and much more will be available. There will also be blood pressure screenings and numerous door prizes for those who attend. A free lunch will be provided courtesy of the event sponsors.

The expo is being sponsored by the JC Blair Health System, Huntingdon-Bedford-Fulton Area Agency on Aging, Penelec and First National Bank.

For more information or directions, contact Irvin’s office at 814-644-2996 or go to his website at RepIrvin.com.

Take a moment and congratulate three of the most recent Freedom From Smoking graduates! Jim McConnell, Juna Rose and Gina Norris, along with several other classmates, received “Certificates of Quitting” and enjoyed some light refreshments as they gathered for their final class on Thursday April 4th. All three were able to quit smoking during the eight week cessation program and are excited to be experiencing a healthier lifestyle.

Are you, or someone you know, a tobacco user and interested in joining the ranks of those who have quit using the Freedom From Smoking Program? A new series of classes are scheduled to begin Thursday April 18th at 5 PM and will run for eight weeks. These free classes are held at J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital and are facilitated by Certified Tobacco Treatment Specialists Rich Lawler, LPN and Jessica Dimoff, LCSW. For more information or to register for an upcoming class please call (814) 643-8880 or go to http://www.jcblair.org/freedom-smoking-tobacco-cessation

It's not too late to let us know if you can join us for our National Healthcare Decisions Day Continental Breakfast and Panel Discussion on the importance of advance healthcare planning and decision making this Thursday, April 18, at 7:30 am in the JC Blair Education Center. RSVPs appreciated by calling 643-8548. For more information, go to: http://www.jcblair.org/national-healthcare-decision-day-breakfast-panel.

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1225 Warm Springs Ave
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